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Erin O’Toole in conversation with Paul Wells: Maclean’s Live

The leader of Canada’s Conservatives talked about his plans for the party with senior writer Paul Wells

Many Tories see MacKay’s political experience as being the right blend of old and new (Photograph by Dimitri Aspinall)

Peter MacKay: The Tories’ avatar of unity, hope and renewal—but also of unforced errors

He’s the charismatic candidate who’s supposed to be most electable, carrying name recognition and the promise of centrist appeal. But some Conservatives are not without worries.

O’Toole is vying to be the party’s Top Gun (Photograph by Blair Gable)

Who really is Erin O’Toole?

The Ontario MP is back for another attempt to become leader of the Conservative Party, dropping the all-smiles routine for an angrier tone. But will drawing from the Andrew Scheer playbook pay off?

The Conservative Party’s moderate-centres have disappeared

Frank Graves and Michael Valpy: As in the U.K. and the U.S., ordered populism has polarized Canada into two incommensurable camps

Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party’s future

His wink-and-a-nod Conservatism will not be super-impressive to a nation of distracted voters. The job ahead is daunting.